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The White House Reviews

Updated February 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Making a difference in the world and becoming a leader in my field (in 3 reviews)

  • lots of hands on work, great people, amazing leaders (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, but the work felt important every day (in 25 reviews)

  • Compensation under market, little work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Loved the Obama Administration White House"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    It was an honor, a privilege, and so much fun

    Cons

    Well, the current Administration changes the way I see things


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    The hours - it is 24/7.

  3. "Salary and Employment Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Right Arm Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Right Arm Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Just getting to know and being mentored by the most powerful people in the world early in my career
    Making a difference in the world and becoming a leader in my field
    Researching how to help the military through the Office of the First Lady

    Cons

    I Never got g paid enough money!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees correctly...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, huge responsibility, mission driven

    Cons

    long hours, and the new guy in the oval doesn't help


  5. "great while i was there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    great president for that time period

    Cons

    I worked all the time

    Advice to Management

    Promote a good work culture


  6. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of history.

    Cons

    There is an insane amount of work.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great during the admin

    Cons

    The new guy is a dumpster fire

    Advice to Management

    Quit now

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Completely dependent on Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -honor of serving the American people
    -access and exposure

    Cons

    -low pay
    -little focus on professional development and personal growth


  9. Helpful (1)

    ""White House Internship - Obama Administration""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    -work with really smart people - top 1% of country
    - build lifetime friendships
    -move up really quickly if you do a good job
    -intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors

    Cons

    -hierarchical, as you would find in any public sector, job.. at the end of the day, it's still a government job
    -intern managers want you to "work and keep your head down"

    Advice to Management

    (Advice to intern managers) - don't micromanage.
    (Advice to WHIP coordinators) - thank you for organizing speaker series!


  10. "Special Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by the brightest minds

    Cons

    Long working hours and zero work-life balance.


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